Ok, folks. This is too early to post but I’m searching for ideas. Below is what I did and I just felt it was a little sweet for an alfredo.

DRAFT: EZ cashew alfredo

  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • 2 heaping cups dry cashews
  • 3/4 c pine nuts
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 1/4 t pepper
  • 1 t salt
  • 1/4 t cayenne
  • 1/8 t fennel
  • 1 T chia seeds, ground
  • 3 cups warm water
  • 1 T dried basil
  • 1 pound dried pasta
  • rehydrated and chopped dried tomatoes
  • chopped fresh basil

Pasta:

—boil and drain, set aside

Sauce:

—In a high-speed blender (Blendtec is what I use), blend the sauce ingredients on soup mode until hot.

Garnish:

—fresh chopped basil and reconstituted dried and chopped tomatoes

So, what do y’all think? Should I try pine nuts or walnuts instead of cashews? I’m wondering if it’s the cashews that was too sweet.